Diets

 
 

Ulcer Diet

No Gastric Irritants/Ulcers/Dyspepsia Purpose A diet that avoids stomach irritants is for those patients who suffer from symptoms of peptic ulcer disease or non-ulcer dyspepsia. In peptic ulcer disease, the patient has one or more ulcers in the stomach or duodenum (the first part of the intestine beyond the stomach). Non-ulcer dyspepsia refers to these […]

 

High Fiber Diet

Purpose Dietary fiber only comes from plants and grains, never from animal foods. it helps to maintain a plant structure. Cellulose, hemicellulose, polysaccharides, pectins, gums, mucilages and lignans are all dietary fibers, mostly of interest to the plant chemist. More broadly, most fiber can be broken down into insoluble and soluble fiber. Neither of these, […]

 

Lactose-Free Diet

Purpose Lactose is the simple sugar found in milk and milk products. It can also be found in a variety of other foods and even as a filler in some pills and capsules. The enzyme lactase, present in the lining of the small intestine, splits lactose into two simple sugars. These simple sugars can then […]

 

Mediterranean Diet

Purpose A well-planned diet plays a major role in keeping the body fit and preventing illness. In the United States, the food guide pyramid is the regular diet recommended for healthy people over two years of age. In other parts of the world, agriculture, climate, and cultural differences influence what foods people eat and how […]

 

Gluten-Free Diet

Purpose Gluten is the protein part of wheat, rye, barley, and other related grains. Some people cannot tolerate gluten when it comes in contact with the small intestine. This condition is known as celiac disease (sometimes called non-tropical sprue or gluten sensitive enteropathy). Celiac disease is now clearly known to be genetically determined.  In other […]